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Liberia

UN Describes Starvation

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Lack of food and medical aid has reduced much of the population of one northern city to ''skin and bones,'' said aid workers able to reach Tubmanburg for the first time in...

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Russia

Russian Troops Leave Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia (AP) -- In the first wave of a major troop withdrawal, a Russian tank battalion began pulling out of Chechnya on Sunday under last month's peace accord with secessionist rebels. ...

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Russia

Chechnya Exposes Tensions

By DAVE CARPENTER GROZNY, Russia (AP) -- The war with Russia may be over, but Chechens who oppose independence fear their republic faces another conflict that could shatter the ambiguous peace that...

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DR Congo

Mine explodes relief workers' vehicle headed to Zaire

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A bus full of relief workers hit a land mine as it traveled to a camp for Rwandan refugees in eastern Zaire, killing two people and injuring 34, relief groups said Sunday. The...

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Burundi

Burundi Remains Defiant

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's military strongman said Saturday that regional leaders who have isolated his country with damaging sanctions are likely to meet soon and maybe...

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Somalia

U.N. Talks With Somali Warlord

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United Nations has opened talks with one of Somalia's most powerful warlords on a large-scale return of international aid agencies in the Somali capital. Faction leader...

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Sudan

Floods in Sudan Kill 15, Leave Thousands Homeless

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Flash floods swept through a region north of Khartoum, washing out railways and bridges and leaving 15 people dead and thousands homeless. The floods struck Monday following...

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Burundi

Hutu Rebels Shell Burundi City

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hutu rebels shelled the capital Tuesday and fought by the hundreds with troops in the north, intensifying their war against Burundi's coup-installed...

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Rwanda

U.N. Asks Rwanda To Probe Army

By SARAH MARTONE KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The United Nations asked Rwanda today to investigate a report that the army killed at least 111 civilians in a three-day operation last month. The United...

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Liberia

Council Votes to Keep U.N. Monitors in Liberia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to keep military observers in Liberia for another three months, but warned warlords that the force could be withdrawn if they do...

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Russia

Lebed Declares Bloody 20-Month War Over

By DAVE CARPENTER GROZNY, Russia (AP) - Security chief Alexander Lebed declared an end Saturday to Russia's disastrous war in Chechnya, saying Chechen separatists had agreed to suspend their demand...

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Burundi

Burundian Meets Businessmen

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Military ruler Maj. Pierre Buyoya tried Saturday to soothe business leaders' fears of economic ruin in the face of a regional economic blockade that is...

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Burundi

Hutu Rebels Block Capital City

By CHRIS TOMLINSON MAGEYO, Burundi (AP) -- Hutu rebels have dug a 3-foot trench across a key highway in an effort to isolate the capital, Bujumbura. The ditch, located a few miles north of this...

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Burundi

Thousands Of Hutu Rebels Flee

By KARIN DAVIESAssociated Press Writer CIBITOKE, Burundi (AP) -- Up in the sun-browned hills, the rebels hide. Down below, in a town protected by soldiers, tension among thousands is easing. For...

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Burundi

Hutu Rebels Block Burundi Road

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hutu rebels have cut a main road out of the capital and launched an attack near the northern town of Kayanza, members of Burundi's Tutsi-led military...

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Burundi

Burundi Looks To Limit Embargo

By LOUIS MEIXLER UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Burundi sought Wednesday to head off any expansion of an African trade embargo, warning that a proposed global arms ban would be a ''windfall'' for...

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Angola

UNITA Nixes VP Job For Leader

BAILUNDO, Angola (AP) -- UNITA rebels rejected an offered vice presidential post for their leader Tuesday, setting back efforts to establish a coalition government to end Angola's two-decade civil...

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DPRK

U.N. Food Shipment Arrives in Flood-Stricken North Korea

ROME (AP) - The first U.S. civilian ship to dock in North Korea since 1951 was being unloaded Friday as part of an expanded emergency food aid program for flood-stricken North Korea. The MV Tampa...

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Burundi

U.S. brokers in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi U.S. diplomats are brokering a deal that would allow a military leader installed in last months coup to be officially recognized as president, sources close to the talks said...

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